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Ever gotten called out for the difference between you’re and your? We’ve all been there–and we don’t ever want to go back. These insightful and interesting grammar articles will turn you into a word whiz quicker than you can blame autocorrect for your grammar faux pas.

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12 Pop Culture Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most

We asked a jury of editors and linguists to judge the most glaring pop culture grammar glitches. But instead of...

13 Redundant Phrases You’re Probably Using All the Time

Do you use an abundance of redundance? An overflowing flow of superfluous surplus? Quit being so extra!

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Why You Shouldn’t Start a Sentence with Any of These 10 Phrases

Don't undermine your message, or your relationships, with these instant conversation-killers.

6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.

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11 Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most

You're grammar, its "alright"! Ugh! Get ready for the grammar pet peeves that annoy editors the most. Are you a...

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Why Is “Airplane” Also Spelled “Aeroplane”?

The spelling difference is more than a matter of personal preference.

These Are 13 of the Most Frequently Used Idioms in the English Language

The cat's out of the bag! Here are the most common idioms under the sun.

12 Thesaurus Jokes Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

Feeling qualmish, ill, and peaky? You must be ready for a sick joke!

Compliment vs. Complement: What’s the Difference?

Pay someone a compliment—or is it complement? Here's how to tell the difference and never make that mistake again.

How Many Words Are There in the English Language?

Of course, it's impossible to provide an exact number of words in English, since new words are being added to...

Only English Majors Will Know These 26 Words from the Thesaurus

How many of these lesser-known words from the thesaurus can you use in a sentence?

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If Latin Is a “Dead” Language, Why Is It Still Taught in Schools?

Latin might be a "dead" language, but it still has a lot of living potential.

This Is How the First Thesaurus Got Started

January 18th is officially Thesaurus Day, so why not dust off those giant tomes and do what writers do: Geek...

Here’s the Correct Way to Use “Each Other” and “One Another”

Let's settle the debate: Do they or don't they mean slightly different things?

12 Synonyms That Will Make You a Better Writer

Say what you really mean! Here are synonyms for 12 words it's time to quit using.

What’s the Difference Between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?

We love them both equally, but there is definitely a difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip.

11 of the Most Expensive Typos in the World

There's no such thing as a harmless typo.

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How Dogs Bark in Different Languages

Dogs, in a way, are "multilingual"; humans who speak different languages have come up with different ways to represent the...

Why Do Americans Say “Zee” but the British Say “Zed”?

Here's the history of how we say the letter "Z," and why.

Pecan Pronunciation: Is It PEE-can or Puh-KAHN?

People go *nuts* over this debate.

How Do You Pronounce Acai, Anyway?

How to pronounce acai lesson one: take a deep breath. We'll get smoothie bowls, and through this, together.